Friday, April 15, 2011

Blue in the Blue Mosque

Blue in the Blue Mosque, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

The sun came out finally in Istanbul after a long period of cold and cloud, just in time to capture this beaiutiful sight. I was in Istanbul for a day as an extended stop-over on my way back from Saudi Arabia. I had noticed that the weather page on was forecasting a nice sunny day and, as it turned out, after a cool, cloudy start, the sun came out, the temperature shot up and the jackets came off.

Apart from meeting Jean Paul (see below), it was so great to be back in my favouritre city after being away for more than a year, enhanced by the fact that Istanbul is in the middle of the tulip season, adding colour to almost every corner of the city. Istanbul rightly reclaiming its name as the tulip capital of the world.


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